I am very excited to be teaching full time at Goshen High School this year after spending the past three years as the English Department Tutor. I've enjoyed building relationships with teachers and students in that role, which I know will be valuable as I return to the classroom. I also love the Goshen community and have deep roots here. My dad was on the 1958 championship baseball team, and my mom works as a Title I aide at Marr-Cook. I spent my entire elementary and secondary education in Goshen schools, and my own three children are on track to do the same.
I graduated from Goshen High School in 1993 as Amy Christman. My teaching certification came from Denison University, where I triple-majored in English, Latin and Education. I obtained my Master's Degree in Medieval Studies from the University of Notre Dame immediately after college and then began my teaching career in Mishawaka, Indiana in 1999-2000. I've had a variety of teaching experiences since then, including several courses as an adjunct professor at Bethel University in Mishawaka, a newly-formed alternative diploma program at Mishawaka High School, OWE at the old GHS, and English 9-12 at Milford High School. After spending several years raising three children while working in the retail and banking industries, I returned to education by providing tutoring first at GMS and then at GHS.
I love the English language and its history passionately, and one of my greatest joys is sharing and discussing great literature with an engaged and opinionated class. We will work hard this year at becoming avid readers, capable writers, and articulate speakers of English. My goal is that this year's students would learn to push themselves to unimaginable heights. Thank you for sharing them with me!